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Henry d'Arcy Collins (1887 - 1957)

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Letter sent by Henry in World War I requesting a "Buffa Ticket"

      

A Transcription of the letter is :

Redfern
42 Louis St
July 8 '19
Dear Sir,
I am writing in reference to you about the home coming of my brother, Andy if who has been on Active Service in Palistine 18 Camel Core. If you will kindly send me a Buffa ticket to addmitt me into the Buffa. The number of his Regiment No. 2097. I will be so thankful to you if you will do me that favour.

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I do hope and trust you have one left. The a (stet) large family of us and he is my favourite brother and Oblige yours
Sincerely
H. Collins

Among the possessions of Gladys King/Owen (nee Collins) were two letters from her father (Henry 'Harry' Collins) and they are reproduced here. A curiosity with them is that Harry enclosed Proper Nouns (names and places) in parenthesis ( ) which was something that was sometimes done in previous generations

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      20 Oct 1957
 







Griffiths
Oak Flats
20-10-57
Dear Gladys
I received your welcome letter yesterday & am very sorry to hear (Denise) has the mumps & hope she will soon be alright again It is better for her to get them now than latter on when she is older. My back was very bad yesterday but is all right this morning Seemed to get right about a hour after I went to bed last night so hope it will keep better We had a very hot day here on Friday then yesterday it got very cool & is warming up again this morning Am glad to hear (Jhon) done well with his jumping. I might be down on the 14 or 15 of next month Will all depend on how I feel We still havent had any rain & things are looking very dry so hoping these few lines find your allwell. I remain your lovling Farther

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      21 Dec 1959
 







Griffiths St
Oak Flats
21-12-59
Dear Gladys
I received your welcome letter & also the cards & thanks very much they are very nice, you are having a busy time there with Partys. (Dot) house is just about finished. (Norman), I think finished the painting to day & now the parths are to be done but (Norman) has not got to do them, I think (Clyde) is going to do next week, They wont allow them to shift in th till the Parths and Front fence is done (Les) is away at (Forbes), he went out on Monday & will be home on Friday He went out to give (Sam) a hand as (Sam) son is in hopit hospital with a broken leg I am enclosing a couple of pounds for you to get something for your self & Ted for Xmas It is not much but by time I get around all might be able to do better next year as I have a heavy year this year So wishing you all a merry Xmas & happy new year. From your loving Farther

Among the possessions of Gladys King/Owen (nee Collins) were two letters from her father (Henry 'Harry' Collins), one to his grandchildren, John and Denise and one to Denise. They are reproduced here. A curiosity with them is that Harry enclosed Proper Nouns (names and places) in parenthesis ( ) which was something that was sometimes done in previous generations

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        Feb 1957
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Griffiths St
Oak Flats
Dear John & Denise
Thanks for your nice letters for my Birthday, it was very nice of you both to think of me. I am seventy but don't feel it. So you are back at school now and I hope you will both do well. You want to work hard because it cost (Dad) a lot of money. I hope (Dad) foot is better by now. I have been working hard since I went back to work redecking bridges but been standing up to it all right, Uncle (Les) got back from the North Coast on Thursday brought Aunt (Bertha) back with him. I think he will be taking back some time next week. There is a mob of them here this week end. (uncle & Arthur (?) & Aunt ema Gegg) & Aunt Daisy Gegg, & Aunt Mat, Tell mum I will write to her later on. So hoping this will find you all well
I remain your loving Grand dad


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      8 Sep 1957
 







Griffiths St
Oak Flats
Dear Denise,
I received your welcome letter a few days ago & was pleased to hear from you & what nice pictures. You are a real artist. You learn it at school. Talking of shool (stet) you will soon have to be going back to school. I am glad you had a go (stet) (good?) holiday. I might get down to see you all next month if every thing gos alright. I put some potatoes in & planted some lettuce out yesterday. I hope your fowls are laying. My fowls are laying pretty good now
So hoping this will find you all in the best of health. I remain your loving Granddad (Pop)

Updated : 12 Dec 2014